Record breaking cold temperatures set in 15 Alberta areas this week

Feb 10 2021, 9:57 am

The continued cold streak in Alberta had the province breaking record temperature lows on Monday.

In a report by Environment Canada, data showed that, in addition to 26
record lows broken over the weekend, 15 more records were set on Monday.

Notably, the coldest temperature recorded in the province on Monday was in Red Deer, with a new low of -43.9°C.

Edmonton broke their previous record of -35.8°C (set in 1979) with a low of -40.8°C.

Just south of Calgary, the High River area saw a new low temperature of -33.2°C.

According to Environment Canada, the following areas set a daily minimum temperature record on Monday, February 8:

Breton Area
New record of -37.5°C
Old record of -32.0°C set in 1994
Records in this area have been kept since 1939

Cold Lake Area
New record of -36.6°C
Old record of -35.8°C set in 1994
Records in this area have been kept since 1952

Edmonton int’l Aprt
New record of -40.8°C
Old record of -35.8°C set in 1979
Records in this area have been kept since 1959

Elk Island National Park
New record of -40.9°C
Old record of -35.6°C set in 1979
Records in this area have been kept since 1966

Hendrickson Creek Area
New record of -41.2°C
Old record of -35.5°C set in 2017
Records in this area have been kept since 1995

High River Area
New record of -33.2°C
Old record of -33.0°C set in 1994
Records in this area have been kept since 1913

Highvale Area
New record of -33.8°C
Old record of -32.0°C set in 1979
Records in this area have been kept since 1977

Lac La Biche Area
New record of -39.2°C
Old record of -38.9°C set in 1979
Records in this area have been kept since 1944

Lacombe Area
New record of -40.5°C
Old record of -39.4°C set in 1936
Records in this area have been kept since 1907

Milk River Area
New record of -32.4°C
Old record of -31.7°C set in 2017
Records in this area have been kept since 1994

Red Deer Area
New record of -43.9°C
Old record of -40.6°C set in 1936
Records in this area have been kept since 1904

Red Earth Creek Area
New record of -39.5°C
Old record of -35.8°C set in 2019
Records in this area have been kept since 1994

Taber Area
New record of -35.7°C
Old record of -35.5°C set in 1994
Records in this area have been kept since 1947

Vegreville Area
New record of -41.7°C
Old record of -37.0°C set in 1994
Records in this area have been kept since 1918

Wainwright Area
New record of -37.5°C
Old record of -36.0°C set in 1994
Records in this area have been kept since 1966

Environment Canada’s extreme cold warnings remain in effect throughout the province this morning, and wind chill values could make it feel between -40°C and -55°C outside.

record breaking

Environment Canada

It’s currently -28°C in Edmonton, although it feels like -40°C.

Calgarians are seeing temperatures of -29°C that feel like -36°C right now.

Things are expected to finally start warming up (slightly) on Sunday and heading into early next week – fingers crossed!

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